Mahabharata [sanskrit]

699,462 words | ISBN-10: 812150094X | ISBN-13: 9788121500944

The Sanskrit edition of the Mahabharata, one of the largest epic poems ever written, consisting of 100,000 metrical verses. Consisting of 18 books, the Mahabharata details the history and legends concerning ancient India (Bharata), including a major battle campaign involving the Kauravas and the Pandavas, also known as the Kurukshetra War. This portion also contains the Bhagavad-Gita. Alternative titles: Mahābhārata (महाभारत).

Verse 2.53.18

भीष्मो द्रोणः कृपश्चैव विदुरश्च महामतिः ।
नातीवप्रीतमनसस्तेऽन्ववर्तन्त भारत ॥ १८ ॥

bhīṣmo droṇaḥ kṛpaścaiva viduraśca mahāmatiḥ |
nātīvaprītamanasaste'nvavartanta bhārata || 18 ||

Note! The following is not a direct translation of the verse, but merely an approximate preview.

...means of cunning. The conduct of one that is a gamester, even if it be without deceitfulness, should not be applauded.' "Sakuni said,— 'O Yudhishthira, it is from a desire of winning...

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (2.53.18). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Bhishma, Drona, Krip, Kripa, Vidura, Mahamati, Nati, Vapri, Tamana, Sasta, Anu, Bharata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahabharata Verse 2.53.18). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “bhīṣmo droṇaḥ kṛpaścaiva viduraśca mahāmatiḥ
  • bhīṣmo* -
  • bhīṣma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • droṇaḥ -
  • droṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kṛpaś -
  • kṛp (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    kṛpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • viduraś -
  • vidura (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mahāmatiḥ -
  • mahāmati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    mahāmati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “nātīvaprītamanasaste'nvavartanta bhārata
  • nātī -
  • nāti (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    nāti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • vaprī -
  • vaprī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • tamana -
  • tamana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saste' -
  • sas -> sasta (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √sas class 2 verb]
    sas -> sasta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √sas class 2 verb], [vocative dual from √sas class 2 verb], [accusative dual from √sas class 2 verb], [locative single from √sas class 2 verb]
    sas -> sastā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √sas class 2 verb], [vocative single from √sas class 2 verb], [vocative dual from √sas class 2 verb], [accusative dual from √sas class 2 verb]
    sas (verb class 2)
    [present middle third single]
  • anva -
  • anu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    anu (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    anu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    anu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    anu (Preverb)
  • avartanta -
  • vṛt (verb class 1)
    [imperfect middle third plural]
  • bhārata -
  • bhārata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhārata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Verse 2.53.18

Cover of edition (2013)

The complete Mahabharata (12 Volumes)
by Kisari Mohan Ganguly (2013)

4900 pages; [Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.] ISBN: ‎ 812150094X or 9788121500944;

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Cover of edition (2003)

The Mahabharata in Kannada (Set of 32 Volumes)
by Bharatha Darshana Bangalore (2003)

ಶ್ರೇಮಹಭಾರತ [ಮಹಾಭಾರತ]; 13907 pages;

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Preview of verse 2.53.18 in Kannada sript:
ಭೀಷ್ಮೋ ದ್ರೋಣಃ ಕೃಪಶ್ಚೈವ ವಿದುರಶ್ಚ ಮಹಾಮತಿಃ ।
ನಾತೀವಪ್ರೀತಮನಸಸ್ತೇಽನ್ವವರ್ತನ್ತ ಭಾರತ ॥ ೧೮ ॥

Cover of edition (2008)

The Complete Mahabharata (9 volumes)
by M. N. Dutt (2008)

6415 pages; Sanskrit Text with English Translation; [Edited By: Dr. Ishwar Chandra Sharma & Dr. O.N. Bimali] [Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.]

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Cover of edition (2017)

Mahabharata (Hindi Translation, Six Volumes)
by Sahityacharya Pandit Ramnarayandutt Shastri Pandey "Ram" (2017)

7350 pages; [महाभारत] [Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur] 44 Color and Black/white illustrations.

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Cover of Bengali edition

The Mahabharata in Bengali (Two Volumes)
by Akshay Library, Kolkata (2019)

3049 pages; [মহাভারত] [মহার্ষী বদভ্যাস (Maharishi Vedvyas)]

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Preview of verse 2.53.18 in Bengali sript:
ভীষ্মো দ্রোণঃ কৃপশ্চৈব বিদুরশ্চ মহামতিঃ ।
নাতীবপ্রীতমনসস্তেঽন্ববর্তন্ত ভারত ॥ ১৮ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

Mahabharat in Gujarati (20 Volumes)
by Dinkar Joshi (દિનકર જોશી) (2010)

14252 pages; [મહાભારત] [Publisher: Pravin Prakashan Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot]

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Preview of verse 2.53.18 in Gujarati sript:
ભીષ્મો દ્રોણઃ કૃપશ્ચૈવ વિદુરશ્ચ મહામતિઃ ।
નાતીવપ્રીતમનસસ્તેઽન્વવર્તન્ત ભારત ॥ ૧૮ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

Shri Mahabharatam in Malayalam (2 volumes)
by Swami Mridananda (2018)

1681 pages; [Publisher: Ramakrishna Math, Thrissur]

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Preview of verse 2.53.18 in Malayalam sript:
ഭീഷ്മോ ദ്രോണഃ കൃപശ്ചൈവ വിദുരശ്ച മഹാമതിഃ ।
നാതീവപ്രീതമനസസ്തേഽന്വവര്തന്ത ഭാരത ॥ ൧൮ ॥

Cover of edition (2018)

Mahabharata in Telugu (7 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2018)


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Preview of verse 2.53.18 in Telugu sript:
భీష్మో ద్రోణః కృపశ్చైవ విదురశ్చ మహామతిః ।
నాతీవప్రీతమనసస్తేఽన్వవర్తన్త భారత ॥ ౧౮ ॥

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